Trauma and First Aid FAQs
Reviewed by John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP on March 23, 2018
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Q:What is the difference between physical and emotional trauma?
A:The term "trauma" can be used in several different ways when referring to medical cases.
Q:What term describes the physical or emotional aftermath following a traumatic or distressing event?
Q:What is the medical term for assistance given to a person in need of urgent medical intervention?
A:First aid is the term used to describe the assistance given to a sick or injured person before professional medical assistance arrives.
Q:What is the best way to clean a wound?
A:The best way to clean a wound is with simple soap and water.
Q:What is the name for the emergency treatment for obstruction of the airway in adults?
A:The Heimlich maneuver.
Q:What is the complete medical terminology for CPR?
Q:What is the medical term for injury to a muscle or tendon?
Q:What happens when a traumatic impact breaks blood vessels below the skin and blood seeps into tissues?
A:A bruise happens when a traumatic impact causes injury to the small blood vessels in your skin, causing blood to leak into the area.
Q:What is medical term for a short-lived loss of brain function that is due to head trauma?
Q:What degree of burn is sunburn (without blisters)?
A:First degree burn.
Q:What are three things that every first-aid kit should contain?
A:Every first-aid kit should contain at least tweezers, hydrocortisone cream, and painkillers.
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